Animal Welfare and Environmental Enrichment

Our dedicated technical team are always striving to ensure our animals receive as much environmental enrichment as possible. Examples are given where rats and rabbits are able to exercise in specific playpens provided alongside internal projects carried out by our technical staff.
Rat Playpens
Our researchers have recently introduced the use of playpens for rats in ageing studies to provide social and environmental enrichment. Rats are given regular and frequent access to the playpens which they seem to enjoy.
Rabbit Playpen
To enrich our rabbits environment they regularly spend time in one of two playpens. This provides the ability to perform natural behaviours, including digging, foraging, running and jumping.
Local projects and other initiatives
Our technical team are always keen to find ways of improving animal welfare and environment enrichment.

Division of Biomedical Services

University of Leicester

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